If you’re visiting Golden, CO this holiday season, then you have to check out Olde Golden Christmas. This city-wide celebration is perfect for adults and kids alike, and it lasts all the way up to the end of December. The main events are free to attend, plus free, two-hour parking is available all throughout Downtown Golden.

Here are some of the events you can check out during Olde Golden Christmas:

Candlelight Walk

For over 30 years, people from all over Golden and the surrounding areas come down to sing carols and light the streets with candles. Golden’s Candlelight Walk, taking place on December 6, starts at the Foothills Art Centers and ends at the Golden Visitor’s Center. Dress in your most festive winter wear and warm up your singing voice if you want to join in on the fun.

Holiday Parades

You can’t spend the holidays in Golden without attending one of our parades. Taking place on December 7, 14, and 21, these holiday parades are full of family fun. Participants include cowboys on horseback, an antique firetruck, and other well-known members of the Golden community. The parades go down Washington Avenue so that once it’s over, you can enjoy all of the shops and restaurants available in the area.

Visits from Santa

Santa will be spending a lot of time in Golden this year. From the Colorado Railroad Museum to Golden Mine Cupcakes, Santa will stop at plenty of hotspots around the area. If you’re not sure where he’s heading next, then check out Golden’s Santa Tracker for a chance to meet Old St. Nick.

Holiday Lights

If you want to see something truly beautiful, then check out Golden’s Holiday Lights. You can spot them along Washington Avenue, Clear Creek, and Golden History Park, illuminating the historic buildings that line Golden’s streets. The best time to view them is after dusk (5pm), but don’t think you have to rush to see them. These lights will be on until February 15.

As you’re touring the sites of Olde Golden Christmas, make sure you have a place to rest your head once the festivities are over. At Eldora Lodge, our rooms will make you feel right at home. Give us a call today at 303-642-7181 to book your stay.